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Medieval stone head discovered in Norfolk ruin

A limestone head, thought to date back 1,000 years, has been discovered during work on a medieval ruined church in Norfolk.

The find has been made at St Margaret's Church at Hopton-on-Sea. The head was embedded in the stonework at the top of the church's tower.

Based on its Romanesque design it's thought it formed part of the original church building, dating from the 11th century, which was demolished and re-used when the church was remodelled in the 13th or 14th centuries.

The stone head discovered in the ruin Credit: Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust